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Hell Within

Formed: 1998
From: Lowell, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hell Within News

Below is our complete Hell Within news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Hell Within Breaking Up

Massachusetts act Hell Within has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day after a final show in Lowell:

"Important Hell Within update! We're sad to announce that Hell Within has called it quits. Hell Within will be playing our last show on 11/11/11 at the Village Smoke House in Lowell MA.

"We'd like to thank everyone that supported us over the years and made this band happen. It's been a long hard road, but the most enjoyable experience of our lives. All across the U.S. this band traveled, met tons of great people and experienced things that we will cherish forever. Hell Within released 3 records, had 2 recording contracts, did countless tours and shared with so many people something that is so precious to us.

"To all the band members that we ever played with, to our record labels Lifeforce and Thorp records, we will never forget you guys. From our 1st manager Cynthia Donovan to our latest manager Damon Moreno we thank you for dedicating so much time to us. Then to all the great companies like Jagermeister, Dean Guitars, B.C. Rich, Mesa Boogie, GHS, D'Addario etc. that endorsed us we thank you so much for the support. We'd like to thank our family and friends for always being there for us through the good and tough times. I could go on and on, because the list never ends, just too many people and memories to count.

"Please come out to the 11/11/11 Village Smoke House show and for one last time, help us make one more memory that everyone will never forget."

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Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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Stream Hell Within's New Album Online

Boston’s metal/hardcore band, Hell Within, has posted an exclusive album stream of their forthcoming Thorp Records debut, "God Grant Me Vengeance," exclusively on TheGauntlet.com. The new record will be available for streaming up until its release on July 13th at this location.

"God Grant Me Vengeance," the follow-up to 2007’s, "Shadows of Vanity" (Lifeforce Records), was recorded at Damage Studios in Massachusetts, with engineer/producer, Pete Rutcho (Bury Your Dead). The new record was produced by Hell Within and Rutcho, and artwork comes courtesy of Hell Within vocalist, J.J. Long.

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Hell Within Posts New Song Online

New England’s hardcore/metal band Hell Within has set a July 13th release date for their Thorp Records debut, "God Grant Me Vengeance." The album was recorded at Damage Studios in Massachusetts, with engineer/producer, Pete Rutcho (Bury Your Dead). The new record was produced by Hell Within and Rutcho, and artwork was created by Hell Within's vocalist, J.J. Long.

Guitarist Tony Zimmerman explains, “(God Grant Me Vengeance) is more crushing than the Hammer of Thor. The tour has been great too. It’s nice to be back out seeing people we know, as well as many new ones. We can’t wait for the next one with the album being released. We’re having a blast!”

The album’s title track is currently available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page. More...

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Hell Within Updates Tour Schedule

Massachusetts metallers Hell Within have updated their U.S. tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

5/21 2010 The Blue Shamrock (Gemstones) 21+ w/Letter To The Exiles Lowell, Massachuse
5/22 2010 EL ‘N’ GEE w/Letter To The Exiles New London, Connecticu, US
5/23 2010 Station 36 (at Waretown Firehall) w/Letter To The Exiles Waretown, New Jersey, US
5/25 2010 The Inferno w/Letter To The Exiles Parkersburg, West Virgi, US
5/27 2010 MOJO 13 w/Letter To The Exiles Wilmington, Delaware, US
5/28 2010 Roger's w/Letter To The Exiles Chesapeake, Virginia
5/29 2010 Rurual Retreat Community Center w/Letter To The Exiles Rural Retreat, Virginia , US
5/30 2010 Palace Pointe Entertainment Center w/Letter To The Exiles Roxboro, North Caro, US
5/31 2010 MarVell Event Center w/Letter To The Exiles Durham, North Caro, US
6/1 2010 The Orleans House w/Letter To The Exiles Jacksonville, North Caro, US
6/2 2010 The Ocean Club (18+) w/Letter To The Exiles Jacksonville Beach, Florida , US
6/3 2010 Wynfields w/Letter To The Exiles 18+ Satellite Beach, Florida , US
6/4 2010 Liquid Scrips w/Letter To The Exiles Longwood, US
6/5 2010 Bourbon Street w/Letter To The Exiles New Port Richey, Florida , US
6/7 2010 BIG DADDY'S w/Letter To The Exiles and Goatwhore TALLAHASSEE, FL
6/8 2010 The Nick Birmingham, AL
6/10 2010 Outland Ballroom w/Letter To The Exiles Springfield, Missouri , US
6/11 2010 The Eagles Lodge w/Letter To The Exiles Wichita, Kansas , US
6/13 2010 Side Pocket Lounge (16+) w/Letter To The Exiles Kilgore, Texas , US
6/14 2010 Tequila Jungle w/Letter To The Exiles Lubbock, Texas , US
6/15 2010 Sidekicks Saloon w/Letter To The Exiles Federal Heights, Colorado
6/16 2010 Downtown Grill w/Letter To The Exiles Casper, Wyoming , US
6/17 2010 Club Vegas (21+) w/Letter To The Exiles Salt Lake City, Utah , US
6/18 2010 Pine St. Bar (21+) w/Letter To The Exiles Livermore, California, US
6/19 2010 Wasteland w/Letter To The Exiles Salem, OR
6/21 2010 Studio Seven w/Letter To The Exiles Seattle, Washington, US
6/22 2010 BRAWL STUDIO SHOWS w/Letter To Exiles Garden City, Idaho , US
6/24 2010 The Palace w/Letter To The Exiles Missoula, Montana , US
6/26 2010 The Nestor (Fargo, ND) Fargo, North Dako
6/27 2010 The Phoenix Room w/Letter To The Exiles Norfolk, NE
6/30 2010 The Brass Rail W/Letter To The Exiles 18+ Peoria, Illinois , US
7/2 2010 BROADWAY JOES w/Letter To The Exiles BUFFALO, New York , US
7/3 2010 Club Hell w/Letter To The Exiles Providence, RI

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Hell Within Announces New Album Release

Boston's Hell Within are poised to release their new full-length album, "God Grant Me Vengeance," on July 13th, 2010. "God Grant Me Vengeance" was recorded in February at Damage Studios with Peter Rutcho (Bury Your Dead, Unearth, Revocation, etc) at the production helm. Hell Within will be hitting the road in advance of the release from May 21st through July 2nd. All dates will be supported by Letter to the Exiles. A video clip from the studio can also be viewed below.

The upcoming Hell Within tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hell Within Signs To Thorp Records

Hell Within has issued the following update about signing to Thorp Records:

"Hell Within is proud to announce that we have signed a multi album worldwide deal with Thorp Records. After completing the final tour for our last album 'Shadows Of Vanity' on Thanksgiving of 2008, we began shopping to new record labels. We talked to many people and after looking at all the factors Hell Within decided that Thorp Records was the best new home for the band.

"Hell Within has been busy in the rehearsal room writing the still untitled Thorp Record debut. The band will be entering the studio in January 2010 under the direction of Pete Rutcho of Damaged Studios (Bury Your Dead, Seamless and Unearth). The recording will go through the entire month of January 2010. The band's new effort will be released world wide in May 2010. Upon the album's release Hell Within plans to hit the road non-stop in support of the new record.

"We'd like to thank Andy and Duane of Thorp Records for believing in us and for releasing our upcoming records. We'd also like to thank all of our fans, friends and family that have stood behind us over the years. You never stopped believing, supporting and giving us the drive to move forward with our passion. We can't wait to hit the road again and see all of you at our shows. Keep checking back with Hell Within and Thorp Records for updates on the band. We'll see you all soon."

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Hell Within Signs To Rat Pak Records

Rat Pak Records welcomes the east coast metal band, Hell Within to the label. The band was previously signed to Lifeforce Records.

The band is currently in pre production for their next album that is tentatively slated for a March 2010 release, which will be followed by a massive U.S. Tour.

Check out their cover of "Carry on Wayward Son" on the label's MySpace page.

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Hell Within Prepares For "Summer Of Corruption"

Hell Within will be heading out on a 41 date Headlining U.S. Tour with Forever In Terror. The tour will start on June 6th in Buffalo, NY and wrap up in Massachusetts on July 19, 2008.

"Taking a look at the current state of the world, we have decided to entitle this outing 'The Summer Of Corruption Tour 2008'," commented the band.

This will be Hell Within's last U.S. tour before they begin work on their currently untitled new album.

Here are the latest Summer of Corruption 2008 Tour dates: More...

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Forever In Terror and Hell Within Tour Dates

Forever In Terror and Hell Within will tour together in June. The following tour dates have been announced so far:

6/6 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels Skatepark
6/7 New Carlisle, OH @ New Carlisle V.F.W w/ Catalepsy
6/8 Creve Coeur, IL @ Tops and Tails
6/9 Green Bay, WI @ Club Toxic
6/11 Moorhead, MN @ Rascals Bar
6/12 Sturgis, SD @ Boulder Canyon
6/13 Casper, WY @ American Legion
6/15 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/16 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd
6/18 Portland, OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza
6/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Ritz Club
6/25 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/26 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rockstar Sports Bar
6/28 Kilborn, TX @ Sidepocket Lounge w/ Catalepsy
7/1 Tulsa, OK @ The Crush Lounge w/ Catalepsy

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Hell Within To Tour U.S. With Forever In Terror

Massachusetts-based metallers HELL WITHIN have issued the following update:

"HELL WITHIN will be joining up with FOREVER IN TERROR (Metal Blade Records) and CATALEPSY (Stillborn Records) for a U.S. summer tour. The tour will be starting on June 6th and going until July 19th and it will run through the entire U.S.

"We're excited about this tour and can't wait to see our people all over the country. The tour dates will be announced soon. We'll see you on the road and be ready rip it up with us."

HELL WITHIN last year announced the addition of singer Brian Roy to the group's ranks. Roy joined the band as the replacement for Matt McChesney, who left HELL WITHIN to front Daytona Beach, Florida's THE AUTUMN OFFERING. More...

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Ashes of Your Enemy Book US Tour

New Jersey metallers, Ashes of Your Enemy, announce the following tour dates:

Jan 25 2008 8:00PM - Club Diablo w/ Hell Within Buffalo, New York
Jan 26 2008 8:00PM - Tops n Tails w/ Hell Within Creve, Illinois
Jan 27 2008 8:00PM - Dirty Jacks w/ Hell Within Cincinnati, Ohio
Jan 28 2008 8:00PM - Macs w/ Hell Within Lansing, Michigan
Jan 29 2008 7:00PM - Station 4 w/ Hell Within St.Paul, Minnesota
Jan 31 2008 7:00PM - Melody Inn w/ Hell Within Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 1 2008 8:00PM - Cagney’s Bar and Grill w/ Hell Within St. Joseph, Missouri
Feb 4 2008 8:00PM - The Pink Eye w/ Hell Within Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 5 2008 8:00PM - Red 7 w/ Hell Within Austin, Texas
Feb 6 2008 8:00PM - Smokin Aces w/ Hell Within McAllen, Texas
Feb 7 2008 8:00PM - White Rabbit w/ Hell Within San Antonio, Texas
Feb 8 2008 8:00PM - Benny’s Bar w/ Hell Within & Destroy Destroy Destroy Longview, Texas
Feb 9 2008 8:00PM - Gallery Billiards w/ Hell Within & Destroy Destroy Destroy Sarasota, Florida
Feb 12 2008 8:00PM - Crowbar w/ Hell Within Tampa, Florida
Feb 15 2008 8:00PM - The Muse w/ Hell Within & Destroy Destroy Destroy Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 16 2008 8:00PM - Volume 11 w/ Hell Within Raliegh, North Carolina
Feb 17 2008 8:00PM - SoundVent w/ Hell Within Thomasville, North Carolina
Feb 20 2008 8:00PM - The Talking Head Club w/ Hell Within Baltimore, Maryland

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Hell Within Reveal Tour Dates

Hell Within has just kicked off a U.S. tour. Here's the schedule:

9/28 Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo w/ Nobody Lives Forever, Gout plus3
9/29 Creve Coeur, IL @ Tops & Tails w/ Hydrovibe, Trip Rod, more
9/30 Addison, IL @ Legends Music Cafe
10/2 Duluth, MN @ The Knockout
10/4 Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
10/5 Casper, WY @ American Legion
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
10/7 Bend, OR @ Shanghai Joe's w/ Proven
10/9 Portland, OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza
10/10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/11 Roseville, CA @ Underground Roseville w/ Forsaken, more
10/12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cheyenne Saloon
10/13 Huntington, CA @ The Blue Cafe
10/19 Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/20 Dallas, TX @ Tomcats
10/21 Kilgore, TX @ Side Pocket Lounge
10/23 Tulsa, OK @ The Blue Dome w/ Seasons After, Fighting Tomorrow, more
10/24 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge N. w/ 3 Inches Of Blood, Divine Heresy
10/26 Lee's Summit, MO @ The Torn Curtain w/ Fun Fact, more
10/27 Springfield, MO @ Billiards Blue Room w/ Backhoe Butchery, more
10/30 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
10/31 Jacksonville, FL @ The French Quarter
11/1 Miami, FL @ Studio A
11/2 Fort Walton Beach, FL @ The Paper Moon w/ Kultus, Characterkill
11/3 Bonita Springs, Fl @ Shakerhood Club
11/4 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
11/7 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
11/9 Charleston, WV @ The Sound Factory w/ Hillbilly Deathride, Voices Of Anatole
11/10 Seaford, DE @ CC22

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Hell Within Announces New Singer

Just a month after Hell Within vocalist Matt McChesney joined The Autumn Offering, and Hell Within subsequently announced that he was still a member of their band, the group has indeed announced the addition of a replacement. Now joining Hell Within on vocals is Brian Roy of Massachusetts. Here's a statement from the band:

Hell Within is proud to announce that we have a new singer. We would like to welcome Brian Roy as the new vocalist of Hell Within. Tony, Isaias, Joe and Derek are still friends and brothers with Matt as we always have been. We wish him the very best with his new project and future endeavors. Brian will be performing with Hell Within for their East Coast Tour making his debut on 7/28 at The ADC Center in Southbridge MA. Thanks to everyone for the support, we look forward to seeing you on the road."

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The Autumn Offering Still With Frontman Troubles

Despite a posting on The Autumn Offering's official website www.theautumnoffering.com yesterday which listed their new vocalist Matt McChesney as having left his other group Hell Within to join the band, it appears that is not the case. In a statement released today, Hell Within had the following to say:
"To set the record straight Matt McChesney is not leaving Hell Within. Matt is helping The Autumn Offering out in a bad situation. He is only recording an album for the The Autumn Offering. They have no singer and they need to get a record done. It was wrong of them to post "formerly of Hell Within"; he is not formerly of Hell Within, Matt is in Hell Within. Hell Within is Matt's main band and The Autumn Offering is a side project. Hell Within will be touring with Matt on an East Coast run that is shaping up for August in support of their new record "Shadows Of Vanity". Hell Within is not looking for another vocalist. Hell Within with Matt as the lead man will see you soon."

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The Autumn Offering Announce New Frontman

The Autumn Offering have officially announced their new lead singer to be Hell Within frontman Matt McChesney. The band are holed up writing new material with McChesney in anticipation of a Fall release through Victory Records. For more information head to the band's website, http://www.theautumnoffering.com.

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New Songs From Hell Within and Raintime Online

Lifeforece Records has posted brand new songs online From Hell Within and Raintime. You can check out Hell Within's "Lay Down Your Arms" and Raintime's "Rolling Chances" on LifeForce Records' MySpace page.

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Hear a New Hell Within Track Online

Lifeforce Records is previewing the title track from HELL WITHIN’s upcoming full length record “Shadows Of Vanity,” available in Europe May 21st, 2007.

This will be the first record to showcase the arrival of their new drummer Derek Jay after Brian "Bubba" Joyce’s departure late last year. “Shadows Of Vanity” was tracked with longtime producer John Ellis and diligently mixed by Mark Lewis of Audio Hammer Studios (TRIVIUM, BURY YOUR DEAD, GOD FORBID) and will be mastered by Tom Morris @ Morrisound.

The album will also see acclaimed graphic designer and artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) handling the art for “Shadows of Vanity!”

In other news, on the heels of finishing up a full US tour with Victory Record’s The Autumn Offering, HELL WITHIN guitarist Tony Zimmerman will now be endorsed by Dean Guitars.

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Hell Within Completes New Album

Lifeforce recording artists HELL WITHIN have completed their new record “Shadows Of Vanity.” The album was tracked with longtime producer John Ellis and diligently mixed by Mark Lewis of Audio Hammer Studios (TRIVIUM, BURY YOUR DEAD, GOD FORBID) and will be mastered by Tom Morris @ Morrisound. “Shadows of Vanity” is set to street May 18th (G/A/S, SE), May 21st (Europe). The album will also see acclaimed graphic designer and artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) handling the art for “Shadows of Vanity!”

Tony Zimmerman from HELL WITHIN had this to say about the completion of their new record:

“Long time no speak. Well, here is what’s been going on with Hell Within. The new Hell Within album “Shadows of Vanity” is done being recorded and mixed. We can’t wait for everyone to hear it. The album sounds amazing and we are very proud of it. Now all that’s left is for it to be mastered. That will be done by the beginning of Feb 07 and the art work will be done in Feb 07 as well. We’re shooting for a mid May 07 release for the album, so in May get to the stores and buy it! The other thing we have going on is a tour with our good friends The Autumn Offering and our soon to be friends Autumn Black. The Tour will start 3/1 and take us until the end of the month. It will cover the East Coast and go over to TX then up the middle of the country. To get all the details go to our shows page, there are more dates being added every day. Everyone get your asses out to see us when we rape and pillage your town.”

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Hell Within To Enter Studio

Hell Within will be entering the studio to record their Lifeforce Records debut. The album, entitled "Shadows of Vanity," is due out in early 2007.

Guitarist Tony Zimmerman made the following statement:

"For the past 7 months we've been busy writing and getting the new Hell Within album ready to record. Finally at the end of this month we will enter Prism Sound Studios in Acton, Ma to start tracking the album under the direction of John Ellis. This will take us about 3 weeks and then the masters are off to Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando FL for Jason Suecof to mix the album. We're very excited about working with these engineers and can't wait to get started. I will tell you the material is sick. In most areas the riffs are so bone crushing that they will send you into a frenzy, but then the songs have their tasteful melodic elements that will bring you back to earth and leave you begging for more. The songs are rock'n in some areas and then face shredding in others. More or less it has the signature Hell Within sound but put 2 years of touring and 2 more years of experience under our belts and you will have the new Hell Within album entitled 'Shadows Of Vanity.'"

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